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The Origins and Persistence of Black-White Differences in Women's Labor Force Participation

Leah Platt Boustan, William J. Collins

NBER Working Paper No. 19040
Issued in May 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper was prepared for the Human Capital in History conference in honor of Claudia Goldin in December 2012. We thank Nayana Bose, Francisco Haimovich, Mike Moody and Greg Niemesh for able research assistance. Members of the KALER group at UCLA provided useful comments on our initial draft. We also appreciate suggestions made by our discussant, Richard Freeman, at the Human Capital in History conference (December, 2012) and those of the conference organizers, Robert Margo and Carola Frydman. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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